I really love the Walking Dead games by Telltale Games. (Not that dreadful Survival Instinct by Terminal Reality/Activision starring Darryl and Merle Dixon. Dear God, what a half-assed money grab that was.) They look great and the story is compelling. The gameplay is fairly simple in general and I can see them boring some as they do involve a lot of conversations, but they also involve a lot of puzzles and decision making. Coolest of all, those conversations and decisions impact the story going forward. Pissed someone off in a conversation earlier…they might not try to help you when the walkers come. Decide to let someone perish…guess what, you can’t open that gate now without their help.
This aspect of the game-play really drew me in and I was happy to see that those decisions didn’t just “live” in the current game, but would also be remembered in subsequent games. (Assuming you kept those saved games around.)
After the cut, read more on a Telltale’s new Batman game and a Walking Dead game starring Michonne that spins off from the comic and not the previous games.